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've been forgotten. >> this is new york city, the financial capital of the world. putting right what's happened here is going to take many months and maybe longer. >> and getting ready for new leaders in china. tonight we continue our series of special reports on the challenges they'll face. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. with just four days to go before the u.s. presidential election, a new jobs report is fueling arguments on the campaign trail. it seems to have something for everyone. president obama is time-outing that more jobs were -- touting that more jobs have been created than were expected. romney says the overall elm ploit rate is actually up. now starts the weekend blitz and the bbc's adam brooks has been watching the reaction for us. >> the voter in the state of ohio -- >> in 2008 we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. today our businesses have created nearly 5 1/2 million new jobs and this morning we learned the companies hired more workers in october than at any ti
hoboken clearly from the west side of new york city. and as of last night, the mayor told us, there were as many as 20,000 people, of the population 50,000 people in the city, there were as many as 20,000 people still stranded in deep, impassable, and increasingly polluted floodwaters. the national guard did get to some of those people, starting late last night and into today. we'll have more about that very dramatic situation in just a moment. the national guard also arrived this morning in moonachie, new jersey, where the storm surge swamped the town very, very quickly. people in all sorts of housing in moonachie were caught unaware and trapped, but particularly folks in mobile homes had a very difficult time there. members of the national guard also rushed to the assistance today of new york city' bellevue hospital, which has been running on generators ever since the lower half of manhattan lost power monday night, when sandy came ashore. 17 million gallons of water flooded bellevue hospital's basement. after that shot we showed you last night of hospital employees making a human chai
. >> new york cannot be understood aside from this geography. indeed, no city could. be new york more so that almost any city in the river. because here you have what's really a natural location for a great city. it's probably one of the three greatest harbors in the world. and what's key is that at the very heart of new york is an island, manhattan. so that the indians, who were not in most places in the united states, in the early 17th century, were on the island of manhattan. because it was a natural location for a great city. >> that's a clip from the beginning of the definitive documentary about new york city, rick burns' "new york," a documentary film. as a natural location for a city, new york was sociologically and politically shaped by countless waves of new immigrants. but fundamentally, new york has always been a city shaped by water. the long, skinny island of brooklynn and queens to its east, staten island five miles south of long island. and the bronx, the only part of new york city on the american mainland, itself surrounded by water on three sides. if this week's megastor
from demosthenes plaza. we'll be right here in rockefeller center in new york city from now until election day and through the results night on tuesday. we're going to have more on that in just a moment. but first here's what's happening right now. it is a sprint to the finish, a huge weekend for both campaigns. president obama and mitt romney crisscrossing the country in a blur of nonstop events. we have two reports, nbc's peter alexander is in new hampshire today with mitt romney and nbc white house correspondent kristen welker is in house with president obama. we're going to start with the president, who is making four campaign stops in four different states. kristen welker is not campaigning. but she's making those four stops in four states, she is in mentor, ohio. kristen, good morning to you on this busy day. the president showing the importance of that state by coming back again today? >> oh, absolutely, alex. good morning to you. look, it is no surprise that president obama is kicking off the weekend here in ohio. this is really the cornerstone of his midwest firewall. if
like i have never experienced in my life in new york city. it's something that has been missing on the streets of new york during the storm. they were empty, but today with public transportation shut down, and the crane disruption, commuters sat for hours and hours and hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic. we ran into a lot of trouble ourselves as we tried to get to hoboken. it took us a half hour to move two blocks and another two plus hours to get to hoboken which is five miles away. hopefully this will make the commute easier for some, tomorrow parts of the new york city subway will reopen which is miraculous because the pictures you're seeing, that's still the case in some parts of the system but they've managed to open other parts. it's an incredible testament to new york. still to come, coming to the rescue, i spent the day with the national guard in hoboken, new jersey, going door to door helping people from their homes and governor cuomo of new york visited what's left of a queens neighborhood torched by a massive fire. residents tried to come home for the first time and fo
senses, canceling the new york city marathon. why? because the storm story isn't over. we have the pictures to show you. >>> a new poll is out in what could be the state that decides the election. >>> and new report looks at the cia's role in the benghazi attack and what it means for director petraeus. let's go "outfront." i'm erin burnett and good evening. "outfront" tonight, bloomberg comes to his senses. after days of standing his ground despite anger, frustration and resentment, the new york city mayor late tonight canceled sunday's marathon. it is the biggest in the world. he said we cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event to distract attention away from the critically important work being done for the storm. the controversy, holding a marathon with all the generate rs, food, water and police that requires as new yorkers still reel from sandy. on staten island today, there was this message for the mayor. after what we heard from person after person there. we were there again today and met this owner of a local garden inn. this hotel is overflowing with people sha
anger, frustration and resentment, the new york city mayor late tonight canceled sunday's marathon. it is the biggest in the world. he said we cannot allow a controversy over an athletic event to distract attention away from the critically important work being done for the storm. the controversy, holding a marathon with all the generate rs, food, water and police that requires as new yorkers still reel from sandy. on staten island today, there was this message for the mayor. after what we heard from person after person there. we were there again today and met this owner of a local garden inn. this hotel is overflowing with people sharing rooms. every one of his rooms, people there have nowhere else to go. richard refused to kick them out to make room for the marathon runners that were supposed to stay there. >> people are dying on staten island. they are dying. and i have a dilemma, do i pull people out who have no place to go to make room for marathon runners? i don't think so. i'm not doing it. i can't do it. >> while victims on staten island and many other new yorkers are reliev
jersey amid long lines and flaring tempers. while across the river, the new york city marathon is cancelled after officials came under fire for planning to run a race as people here are struggling to survive. we've got it all covered live. three days and counting. president obama and governor romney make their final appearances in battleground states as we inch closer to election day. this morning, the results of our new polling in the states that just might decide this election. >>> and, welcome erica. say hello to the newest member of the "today" family, my new co-anchor erica hill. we can't wait for her to get started today, saturday november 3rd, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012. with lester holt and erica hill. live from democracy plaza. >>> and a big good morning to everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt here on democracy plaza, our home for nbc's election coverage, all the way through tuesday. but i am right now pleased to welcome my new co-host erica hill. great to have you here. before we get start
in pennsylvania and in upstate new york, or western new york really, i guess everything outside of new york city is upstate in new york. anyway, they've got some snow. and, again, this is all involving the circulation over what's left of sandy, which is in eastern canada right now way up north. and it's slowly but surely pulling, pulling, pulling away. now, our weather looks quiet this weekend and early next week, but a couple of storms will be developing down in the south. we're in a pattern that's gonna get these storms out over the atlantic to be something questionable. we'll be talking about the prospects of stormy weather sometime next week coming up in just a few minutes with our insta weather plus forecast. >>> our big story this morning comes out of baltimore city where police are investigating the sexual assault of a female jogger. >> her attacker held her at knife point. here's the latest on the investigation. >> the fells point promenade offers excellent views of baltimore's water front, so it's no surprise it's become a popular spot to go jogging but sharon clark said she's encounter
are mostly running again. the same cannot be said, though, for the new york city marathon, the largest in the world canceled at the last minute due to controversy. some runners, however, are making good use of this day. and abc's john schriffen has more on that. >> reporter: good morning, dan. instead of thousands of runners making their way to the starting line in staten island, later today, many will be coming right here to staten island ferry to gather donations. there's a lot going on here in downtown manhattan. right undermy feet, 5,000 gallons of water being pumped out of a subway station every minute to get it back up and running. we have signs of normalcy popping up, but there's still a lot of work to be done. flying high above the tristate, abc news got an exclusive close look at the coast guard cleanup efforts. the canal that separates new jersey from staten island where 350,000 gallons of fuel spilled over as a result of the superstorm. >> i think we're starting to win as far as the response. >> reporter: and this morning, a welcome sight, the crane that dangled so precariou
at the temperatures. charleston, west virginia, is in cold, but everybody else in the 30s. new york city, 39. the outskirts outside of the city even colder, closer to freezing. the windchills this morning are right there with you. i would love to tell you that it's getting warmer, but as people getting power back, stay in the 30s not only for nyc but atlantic city. false to freezing by early tuesday. we have to talk about this storm, of course, you got that jet stream holding on to that cold air. it's going to grab some moisture down in the southeast and that's where it picks up the pace and it starts to form the nor'easter. rain showers from the carolinas tuesday down into florida. for wednesday, it starts to move north. that's when the winds pick up in the northeast. 50-mile-an-hour winds. and then by thursday, it really mixing with some cold air. coastal new england gets the rain. back here in upstate new york. poconos getting into some of the snow. so, how much and what to expect? here it is, one to three inches of rain. six to 12-foot waves. and, of course, that inland snow. we'll have
>> from new york city, this is democracy now! >> there are people in areas without power. what about generators for them? you are making billionaires'. donate. >> as new york mayor michael bloomberg cancels the new york marathon under enormous city, we report on three of the hardest hit areas of new york and patent by superstorm sandy. statins island, the rockaway, and red hook. power returns to most of manhattan, but for most in the outer residents, many are still in the dark. >> it has been very hectic, especially for the little ones. it is kind of crazy. we need help. >> as the temperature at night drops near freezing, frustration is growing as residents complain about lack of food, power, and warm clothes. and we will look at how occupy wall street has transformed into occupied sandy relief. and could republican voter suppression swing the state of ohio for mitt romney? we will speak to our lieberman. >> it is not about stopping voter fraud but about republicans try to shape an electorate in their own favor, to make it harder for minority and low-income voters to vote in th
numbers of families affected by the super storm former new york city mayor rudy guiliani says the federal relief effort is failing. he tells us why later this hour. as governor romney wraps up his campaign he's suggesting that he wins he will not begin his presidency by blaming his pedestrian toda predecessor. liz cheney is next talking about how she feels being on the end of that blame. >> i won't waste any time complaining about my predecessor. [cheers and applause] a winter wonderland doesn't just happen. it takes some doing. some coordinating. and a trip to the one place with the new ideas that help us pull it all together. from the things that hang and shine... ...to the things that sparkle and jingle. all while saving the things that go in our wallet. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. trade in any light string and get up to five bucks off the latest holiday leds. hahahaha! hooohooo, hahaha! this is awesome! folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. i'd say happier than a slinky on an escalator. get happy. get geico. melons!!! o
in place -- scenes like police help are taking place. new york city firefighters and the national guard assisted in the transfer of patients. you have to look for an alternative market use the north east regional amtrak train to head up north. the plan to restore some service on friday to and from the york city. if i did schedule is expected to be released tomorrow. --a fight is scheduled is expected to be released ma. >> a group of baltimore paramedics is headed to new jersey to help out with the aftermath. >> they are part of a team from maryland requested to make the trip. kai reed there as they packed up for deployment. >> paramedic is the impact of for an assignment but this one is a little different. >> you are anxious but accokeek does want to get there and it started. >> she and four other baltimore city paramedic will have to abandon county, new jersey thursday morning -- to atlantic county, new jersey, thursday morning. >> straps, extra tabs. >> they have seen the devastating pictures and the 911 calls for service are overwhelming first responders. what a lot of flood and wind
. ♪ guts. glory. ram. >>> a lot of runners who travel to new york city to run in that new york city marathon this morning, instead headed to staten island and other areas hit hard by that superstorm sandy. they delivered relief supplies and helped victims clean out their flooded homes and though the storm's that struck -- intent on running the race they had trained for months to finish. they participated in unofficial alternative marathon that was organized on facebook. >>> celebrity chef and cookbook author was born in queens and his culinary career has included stops across new york city. so when superstorm sandy left millions without a decent meal, despirito did what he does best. he cooked up some soup and headed to the worst hit neighborhoods and started passing it out. rocko you have made your rounds, queens, manhattan, borooklyn, ad now staten island. what's it like to hand out so many meals to so many in need? >> it's wonderful to have a skill that's actually useful in a storm situation like this. i cook and people are hungry, it's a perfect match. >> how do you even go abou
treated and so much untreated and the water that comes in new york city comes from 50, 100 miles away from the catskills and down big aqua ducts and the mayor says it's safe. i'm still telling everybody i that you can to that if you have a stove that works, boil it. >> boil the water. >> it doesn't matter. there's cracks, seams, other places that things can go when you have this much sewage in the regular water all around you, you just want to have that kind of precaution. >> and then you have the people who are trying to salvage what they have. they have their clothes and soaked in the sewage-filled water and some of them cleaning them with peroxide. is that good enough? >> well, for anything that has touched floodwaters and the floodwaters have gone away, clothes or anything, you want to remember that it's still not clean. right? because even though it's dry it is not clean. >> so then what you do? >> peroxide is one thing but there are other things to do but you want to be really careful. just because it's dry doesn't mean it's clean. for example, if floodwaters came in contact with pac
from hurricane sandy. there are shelters open in new york city and the suburbs. the city is also handing out thousands of blankets to people who refuse to leave their homes, but mayor michael bloomberg says they could need up to 40,000 shelter spots for people. the gas shortage could continue for days. northern new jersey is on day two of a rationing program. only drivers with license plates ending in even numbers could fill up today. >> probably keep people sitting out there for three hours at a time. i don't think it's going to hurt anything too bad. >> and, of course, today was going to be the day of the new york city marathon before city leaders called off the race on friday. thousands of runners ran anyway inside central park. others went to staten island handing out supplies. many were still wearing race numbers. >>> word tonight from amtrak that service will be limited tomorrow between washington, new york, and boston. amtrak is telling passengers to make reservations by telephone or online to avoid sold-out trains and long lines at ticket counters. crews are still repairi
in new york city until election day and all through the results night tuesday. we'll have more on that in just a moment. first let's get to what's happening right now. three days until the election. new today president obama looking to close the deal in the crucial battle ground state of ohio. this is from mentor, ohio where the president is just about to speak. we're watching that very closely. before heading to today's event, though, the president visited fema headquarters to get a response to the efforts of aftermath of hurricane sandy. he is sending -- >> we don't have any patience for bureaucracy. we don't have any patience for red tape. and we want to make sure that we are figuring out a way to get to yes as opposed to no when it comes to these problems. >> meanwhile, mitt romney also has his sights on several key swing states today, starting with new hampshire. >> you saw the differences between barack obama and me in those debates. i like those debates. i got to be honest. i mean, he says it has to be this way. i say it can't stay this way. he's offering excuses. i'm of
. robert, we were just talk towing. you took a tour of red hook an area here in new york city that was devastated. >> devastated. the sad thing is red hook has come such a long way. many entrepreneurs have set up shop there, i visit ad winery, wonderful man who makes key lime pies, glass cutter, designers, completely wiped out. 300 jobs at fairway, big supermarket there wiped out. and many of them are fighting back and looking to get back on their feet. >> i want to take this in two parts. what can you do if you're hit by a disaster and second what can you do to prepare for this. gerald talk to me very quickly. if you're a small business owner that was affected by this, where can you go? >> well the first thing that i would say is call our help desk. the u.s. chamber of commerce has set up national disaster help desk for small businesses to call if they don't know where to turn. that number is 1-888-my-biz-help which is 888-692-4943. we're asking small businesses to call our help desk. we have experienced counselors that are standing by to help businesses figure out the best w
at the temperatures. charleston, west virginia, cold, 40, boston, 42 but everybody else in the 30s. new york city at 39. that means the outskirts outside of the city even colder closer to freezing and the windchills this morning are right there with you. i'd love to tell you it gets warm the next couple of mornings but people still getting power back in atlantic cities close to freezing by early tuesday. it's not going to be all that nice and then we have to talk about that storm, of course, you have that jet stream holding on to the cold air that will grab moisture down in the southeast and that's where it picks up the pace and it starts to form the nor'easter. you'll have rain showers from the carolinas on tuesday down into florida, then for your wednesday, it starts to move north. that's when the winds pick up in the northeast, 40 to 50-mile-per-hour winds, and then by thursday it really mixes in with some cold air, coastal new england gets the rain, back here in upstate new york, the poconos into the snow. how much and what to expect. here it is, 1 to 3 inches of rain, 6 to 12-foot waves and,
is changing how the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in new york city may or may not be the result it should compel all elected leaders to take action. governor bloomberg rates we need leadership from the white house. president obama has taken major steps to reduce our current consumption, including higher fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks. he notes that mitt romney, too, has a history of toppling climate change. he signed onto a regional cap and trade plan that would reduce carbon emissions. he could not be more right, but since then he has reversed course, abandoning the very program he once supported. this issue is too important. we need leadership of the national level to move the world and nation forward. that is michael bloomberg endorsing president obama over the issue of climate change and the hurricane sandy fallout. lots of news stories coming from the fallout. the hurricane death toll has been rising. the hurricane sandy death toll now above the 90 and rising as emergency workers canvas flood and fire-ravaged neighborhoods. police say at lea
on his head. >> gretchen: 5:00 p.m. east coast time the mayor of new york city says by the way, let's not have that new york city marathon and have all these runners run around people who don't have power,s who houses are in smither reasons, whose case in some cases with missing or killed. let's not have race anymore. such outrage when the mayor said we are going to go ahead wanted ahead with this. they had two humongous generators power the tents at central park for the people to come and party for the marathon and yet, hundreds and -- thousands of people don't have power here in new york city. >> brian: how about people in hotels living there don't have anywhere else to live being kicked out somebody wants to run 2.6 miles from bolivia. >> steve: from bolivia to owe oblivious to it all. the mayor said said it's on. rude ran the race after september 11th. of course that was a month and a half later. this is the same week that the biggest storm that has ever hit new york city hit new york city. here are people reacting to the mayor caving on the marathon. >> people need water. and i
of valuable resources. >> the city of new york is talking about getting water out of the battery tonneau. and preparing for a marathon. do you see that disconnect? >> in some of the hardest-hit communities, the water may be anger ut the residents' is still rising. >> the views show what could've happened to us. look at the widespread damage. she got a chance to see the devastation around her family's vacation home. parts of the area are just unrecognizable. >> this was planned before it sandy came through. car -- this was planned before sandy came through. there were houses there, each comment. 335 went right through there. now it is a brand new in left. -- inlet. mandatory evacuations were ordered for the communication -- communities. that explains why no deaths in that area have been reported. no word yet on when residents will be able to get back into their homes. nbc will host a benefit telethon tomorrow night at 8:00. it will be carried by all the networks of nbc universal. the benefit will feature performances by bruce springsteen, billy joel, a stain, just to name a few -- sting,
for a marathon in new york city this week scrapped amid growing criticism. gov quinn defending his pick, what he says the new head of the illinois sports facilities authority is up for the job. busy in here. yeah. progressive mobile is... [ "everybody have fun tonight" plays ] really catching on! people can do it all! get a quote, buy and manage your policy! -[ music stops ] -it's great! well, what's with the... -[ music resumes ] -music? ♪ have fun tonight ♪ dude. getting a car insurance quote. i'll let it go to voicemail. [ clears throat ] ♪ everybody wang chung tonight ♪ putting it on vibrate. [ cell phone vibrates ] -[ loud vibrating ] -it'll pass. [ vibrating continues ] our giant store and your little phone. that's progressive mobile. quite a difference a day makes earlier today in new york city mayor michael bloomberg insisted the marathon would take place in his city by sunday and by tonight his office announced that the race was completely off after coming under harsh criticism since so many people are still suffering from the aftermath of sandy, we have more from new york.
sachs and new york city development corporation to get that out. the good news is that many over 1,000 inquiries already and dozens of companies are already in the pipeline for those loans. to get that 10, 15, 20, 25,000 dollars out so people can pay their workers and do the necessary repairs. >> let's talk about going forward. it's awful. if you're a small business watching this what can you do to prepare for a disaster that might hit you whether it is a tornado or an earthquake or another hurricane? >> make sure you have the right insurance. make sure you have flood insurance. many people don't understand that flood insurance is separate from their typical insurance, it's run by the federal government. so, you know, making sure you have those things. if you have inventory that's going to spoil, make being sure you have a generator in case you lose power. making sure your employees are prepared, your suppliers are prepared. >> couldn't emphasize enough. what gerald also said is insurance. sadly we run into so many companies that did not have their paper work in order. and don't ha
, two days ago they promised to send the generators from the canceled new york city marathon to areas destroyed by sandy. >> and be clear that all of the assets that this marathon currently has, generators, other equipment, good, water, will be redeployed to people who need it. >> steve: oh, really? this morning's new york post reporting that some of the generators sat idle all day yesterday on saturday. in a rental company parking lot out in new jersey, not helping anybody. on top of that, ten heaters were hooked up in a medical tent for the marathon, even though, they were never used and nobody was there. >> sponsors evidently pressured them to cancel the marathon, believe it or not and you have something else. >> steve: apparently the police and firefighters were not going to work it, that's why they canceled it. >> brian: a former top aide to hillary clinton throwing her support to mitt romney? she was a state director for clinton when clinton was a senator and says, quote, governor romney has a plan to restore the prosperity the country deserves and respects and work with people
in new jersey and new york and new york city and also during foreign policy crises where there might have been some alignment if mitt romney had just said the president is doing the right thing or stayed out of the way might it have made a difference. because there are times that happens, they could actually agree. >> and mitt romney polled well when he talked about his ability to work across the aisle when he was governor of massachusetts. and i think that's message for what's going on in washington right now. people are tired of gridlock, tired of the endless ideological warfare, and hopefully that and the fact that the president's numbers are up, hopefully that helps moving into the negotiations about the fiscal cliff and all else. essentially the message in washington, we need to see a little bit of progress. >>> former governor jeb bush met yesterday with former staffers near the white house where he reportedly entertained questions about his political future. >> huh. >> according to "the national review," governor bush sat down with a number of veteran florida operatives along with
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